Asparagus & Fennel Soup by Amy Roth Photo

Whole30 Week 3: Vegan and Not-So Vegan

This week's post is dedicated to Kenji Lopez-Alt, that test kitchen god (and managing culinary director at Serious Eats) whose recipes formed the backbone of the best meals I made this week. Only minor tweaks were necessary to make them Whole30-compliant; though I'm really starting to hate the … Continue reading

Chive Blossom Vinegar

Eight years ago, Gil and I were newlyweds enjoying our first summer together in this house. We started decorating and renovating — projects that continue to this day — and I tried my hand at gardening, not realizing in that rush of excitement over having a yard that we barely get enough … Continue reading
Cast Iron Ribeye Steak | Amy Roth Photo

Steak, Spinach and Another Cookbook Giveaway

UPDATE: Congratulations to Sarah Cordes, winner of the cookbook Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan!  To say I've been in a cooking rut would give the wrong impression entirely; it isn't so much a little ennui-filled rut as it is the Grand Canyon. Gil doesn't cook and doesn't much care … Continue reading

Paleo Shepherd’s Pie

My love of leftovers has been well documented here — you get all of the cooking fun without a lot of drudgery because at least some of the meal is already prepped in advance. And when you're dealing with leftovers from a holiday meal, well, that's the best situation ever. For Easter, I prepared a … Continue reading

Field to Feast: Spiralized Zucchini

Gluten-free pastas just don't do it for me. If the taste is good, the texture is all wrong, and when the texture is passable, the flavor is blaaaaahhhhh. There are a few I'll use in a pinch, but I usually skip them entirely in favor of spaghetti squash, which, of course, has its own problems … Continue reading